[Weekender] The rise of gummies

Among mouthwatering sweets, the jelly candies industry is thriving. The surging popularity has led to diverse forms of the chewy sweets, delighting Korean consumers not only with their taste but also...

Updated : 2018.06.29 17:14

[Weekender] Sweet side of life

Kim Ha-jin, a 30-year-old working professional in Seoul, loves buying chocolates after work. “I don’t buy boxes of chocolates,” she told The Korea Herald. “I usually buy one or two pieces at high...

Updated : 2018.06.29 17:07

[Weekender] Beautifying Korean rice cake with flowers, new flavors

Tteok has a reputation of being traditional food that often appears outdated with the same old taste. But Korean rice cakes can be transformed into delicate desserts that are pleasing to the eye if t...

Updated : 2018.06.29 14:39

[Weekender] Mind your surroundings

The next time you are atop one of Seoul’s mountains, take a look at what surrounds the megalopolis buzzing below you. More specifically the old Seoul, referring to the modern-day city’s northern ar...

Updated : 2018.06.22 16:59

[Weekender] When ‘pungsu jiri’ meets home interior design

Although “pungsu jiri,” a Korean version of Chinese feng shui that concerns correlation between life-force energy and its surroundings, is often regarded as superstitious, the idea is often reflect...

Updated : 2018.06.22 16:39

[Weekender] Retro is back, again

After years of interior design trends dominated by white walls and industrial features, a more homely retro style is emerging as a new interior style in Korea. Retro-themed cafes and restaurants are...

Updated : 2018.06.15 15:26

[Weekender] Lights, the quickest way to transform a room

Light is what surrounds us and fills the space we are in. Yet we seldom pay attention to its importance or the effect it casts on the things it touches. In interior design, lights are coordinated not...

Updated : 2018.06.15 15:15

[Weekender] Cafes, bars, theaters and color: How Korean homes are evolving

The first home bar run by Park Na-rae until last year was decorated with various knickknacks the comedian had collected over the years for a bargain. On the floor lay a Union Jack-patterned rug, whil...

Updated : 2018.06.15 15:13

[Weekender] Young Koreans overcome DIY fears

Home is a place that invites a feeling of warmth and comfort. From the color of the walls to the living room furniture, each added element to a home tells a different story. Overstuffed furnishings,...

Updated : 2018.06.15 15:13

[Weekender] Corporate action key to fighting plastic binge

South Korea is facing increasing pressure to reduce or recycle its own plastic waste, particularly since China’s plastic import ban that took effect in January this year. While some countries like ...

Updated : 2018.06.08 17:12

[Weekender] A day without plastic -- No one cares

I remember how much my mother cherished the Tupperware plastic containers she bought from Namdaemun market in late 1980s. Plastic bowls made in US was a revolutionary item for many South Korean house...

Updated : 2018.06.08 17:00

[Weekender] Plastics may be on your plate

A war has begun worldwide on plastics. For decades, polymers have been used to make human lives easy and more hygienic, but with single-use plastic items being blamed for killing species on the ocea...

Updated : 2018.06.08 16:31

[Weekender] From roughing it to catered camp sites

In a heavily urbanized country where five-day week was introduced less than two decades ago, camping has only been a common leisure activity since the late 2000s. However, when something takes off i...

Updated : 2018.06.01 17:04

[Weekender] Kolon camping park proves popular with outdoor purists

When you have never pitched a tent or roughed it for a night, glamping -- a combination of glamor and camping -- might seem like the only way to give it a shot. But it does not always have to be a “...

Updated : 2018.06.01 16:33

[Weekender] Car valet services become essential in downtown Seoul

As a valet driver, Kim Sung-jin, 54, follows two rules that he set for himself -- always smile at his customers and park their cars right. “When you leave your key with me, you expect one thing and...

Updated : 2018.05.25 17:10